Eurostar has told passenger not to travel unless “absolutely necessary”. The rail link between London St Pancras and mainland Europe has been hit by industrial action by French customs officers.
Eurostar has reported record sales revenues and passenger numbers for 2018, underpinned by a buoyant business travel market, strong US traveller numbers and the launch of a new service between London and Amsterdam.
The chief executive of London Stansted, Ken O’Toole, has called on local businesses, community leaders and regional organisations to make their voices heard and press government for upgrades to the rail links to the airport.
Greater Manchester commuters are still enduring more delayed and cancelled trains than passengers in the busiest transport hubs around Britain after last year’s chaos on the rail network, new Which? research reveals.
Travelodge has officially opened its 574th hotel close to Ashford International railway station. With this opening, Travelodge now operates hotels at key railway stations servicing HS1 and proposed HS2 routes – connecting the south and north of Britain.
Around half of commuters in Which?’s annual rail survey say they find travelling by rail frequently stressful, with some people even reporting that they have had to move house to escape a nightmare train journey.
The Wi-Fi connection service will be available to all clients on board international trains in Spanish and French territory, and will be totally free of charge.
The third service, which starts on June 11th, comes in direct response to customer demand following the popularity of Eurostar’s new route to the Netherlands which launched in April last year.
Eurostar is expecting a busy Christmas period, with over 379,500 passengers booked to travel before January 1st. The figure represents a 4.6 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.
Plans by Rome’s tourism authorities to reduce coach access to the city’s historical centre by two-thirds will inflict a body blow to the city’s overnight group travel sector, which is worth well-over €1.65 billion, the European Tourism Association has argued today.
VisitBritain has welcomed a new Eurostar and Virgin Trains partnership to offer a united travel service for the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions market, to drive growth in international business events to the UK.
A new rail ombudsman service has launched in the UK, giving passengers a chance to address grievances with train companies.